On The Road To New York (Gumball 3000)

Another loooong day with a lot of miles and a particularly nasty accident. Here are some photos..

Parked Up In Atlanta

When the cars arrive at a city they are usually displayed somewhere that the general public can come and have a look. It was quite nice wandering around in the quiet of the evening taking a few photos and watching as people admired and commented on cars they would never normally see.


Our first leg was a pretty long one from Miami to Atlanta where we arrived just after a massive thunderstorm, annoyingly this meant the concert we were meant to arrive during got cancelled..bit of a shame. Here are some photos from the day

A Quick Start At The Grid

The start of Gumball this year was seriously hectic, our car wasn't stickered up (various reasons) so I spent the majority of time getting that sorted rather than shooting. Here are a few shots from the grid.

Chilling Before Gumball

In the days leading up to Gumball there is normally quite a bit of organisation to make sure the cars are all finished and everything is ready for the rally, here are a couple of photos from "Around Town" generally getting stuff done. 

RMA Track Day at Silverstone

A few weeks back I attended an RMA trackday with Bookatrack to drive one of their Caterhams. I guess this is the start of a bit of insight into some of the other car related activities I get up to. Between 4 of us we hired a caterham to thrash around for the day. One thing that sets RMA apart is their trackday rules are a bit different, you can overtake on either side whenever safe (apparently these definitions are pretty flexible if you're a racer) and coupled with this people bring pretty serious cars. You can be hard on the brakes and turning in and a radical will ping down the inside and be gone before you can say "downforce". Our car for the day was a Caterham Superlight R300 on track tyres, these things are actually pretty quick and the impression of speed you get from hammering round just off the ground is pretty awesome. So you think you are putting down a fast lap and suddenly you will get overtaken on the outside by a full on race spec gt3 car..EPIC!

Our car was an SV chassis (the big one) due to having a few giants in our group and for some reason the pedals were set up to make heel and toe absolutely impossible, this really was a pain and took some joy out of driving the car because changing down under hard breaking is pretty brutal on the car and led to a few rear lockups.